The MacKissic Mighty Mac LSC1100, Echo Bear Cat SC3305E and Ardisam Earthquake are good chipper shredders for homeowners, according to Popular Mechanics. The DR Tractor-Mount PTO Chipper is another highly rated model.
The MacKissic Mighty Mac 1100 is a small gas-powered chipper shredder that accommodates branches up to 2 7/8 inches in diameter. This machine operates in an upright position and when laid on the ground, making it easy to sweep leaves directly into the shredder.
The Echo Bear Cat SC3305E is a powerful chipper shredder that has 12 serrated shredding blades and two chipping blades. This gas-powered machine accommodates branches up to 3 inches in diameter.